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MTT & Mahler: Love & Lyricism

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Davies Symphony HallSan Francisco, California, CA 94102, United States
2020 January 09 20:00, January 10 20:00, January 11 20:00, January 12 14:00
Performers
Sasha CookeMezzo-soprano
Ryan McKinnyBass-baritone
Michael Tilson ThomasConductor
San Francisco Symphony

In his final season as San Francisco Symphony Music Director, Michael Tilson Thomas returns to the composer who, more than any other, brought the SFS into the hearts of music-lovers across the globe: Gustav Mahler. In this concert, love’s anguish finds its voice in Mahler’s settings of the classic folk poems Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Driving the marriage of music and poetry into the present, MTT leads the San Francisco Symphony in the world premiere of his latest composition, Rilke Songs, a six-part song cycle based on the lyric poems of Rainer Maria Rilke, featuring Grammy Award-winning mezzo Sasha Cooke (in residence this season) and gorgeously resonant bass-baritone Ryan McKinny.

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